Brewed by Brouwerij ’t IJ
Style: Abbey Dubbel
Amsterdam, Netherlands


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RATINGS: 390   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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After the ‘Zatte’, this is the oldest beer from Brouwerij ‘t IJ. Natte is classed as a ‘dubbel’, a Belgian category of smooth, dark beers. Because we partly use dark malt, Natte has a reddish-brown colour and a smooth, roasted flavour with earthy tones of brown sugar, nuts and plums. Completed with slightly bitter hops, this is a nicely balanced beer and one of the brewery’s classics.


   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
larsniclas (5900) - Billdal, SWEDEN - NOV 8, 2005
Bottled. Hazy amber, large white head. Some sourish choclate-ish aroma. Warm alco-feel with chocolate and licorice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Storm (2684) - Amager, DENMARK - NOV 7, 2005
33 cl bottle. Yeast in bottom. Reddish amber colour with a fluffy white head. Sweet toffee and caramel aroma. Tasty flavour of dried fruit and some wood, the beer ends up little sour and dry.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (12381) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 6, 2005
Amber, offwhite head. Toffe aroma with figs and some spices. Milky, malty flavor, a bit sourish and with a mild bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rickgordon (3845) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 4, 2005
Bottle, sampled at The Rover, Göteborg. Dark amber colour. Malty, appley nose. Earthy backbone, late appley in flavour. Also notes of almonds. Fruity. Long finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Probiere (992) - Iowa, USA - OCT 31, 2005
For a dubbel, it was winey, but with a creamy texture and a fine bubbled head. A nice fruity/doughy mix, with flavors of berries, red grapes, dark sweet raisin bread, and cream. There was a bit of acidity and a lingering sourness at the end, that try as I might, did not grow on me. Still, a nice dubbel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 29, 2005
Fruit and malt in the nose, hazy ruby, with a small toffe ehead. Flavour is red plums, almonds and caramel. Very well balanced, complex, nicely bitter. Fine example! Thanks again mds.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
joergen (22443) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 18, 2005
Bottled. Hazy orange coloured with an off white head. Aroma of malts, caramel and pine needles with acidic notes. Flavour of malts, fruits, caramel, yeast and pine needles with murky notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mds (2250) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 16, 2005
bottle. brown-copper body with a soapy off-white head. nice perfumey malt aroma with notes of chocolate, raisins, and yeast. the flavour is sweet malt and is moderately complex while still being light on the palate. mild soapy bitterness in the finish. nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jeppe (2631) - Brooklyn, Alabama, USA - AUG 16, 2005
Hazy dark amber colored with a frothy off-white head. Dominating yeast and spice aroma, herby and chocolaty tones. Extremely herby flavor, typical for ’t IJ, probably from the yeast. Notes of malt, toffee and spices. Foamy soft mouthfeel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
hotstuff (4393) - Indiana, USA - AUG 11, 2005
Bottle. Ivory large sized head that was mostly lasting, fine-small sized bubbles, good amount of lacing, carbonated, cloudy, and a reddish brown hue. Nose was malty, caramel and sweet and mimicked in the flavor. Very tasty and quaffable. Smooth palate. Medium body. Truly enjoyed this brew and definitely would like to have this one again. Try it if you have the chance.

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